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4/7/2015

Commission Approves Schedule for Hearings on the Nuclear Plant Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

ATLANTA, April 7, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission today approved a Procedural and Scheduling Order in Docket 29849 for Georgia Power Company's Twelfth Semi-annual Construction Monitoring Report for Plant Vogtle Units Three and Four. The schedule establishes a series of hearings on the Company's request to the Commission to verify and approve actual expenditures made on the construction of the units through December 31, 2014.

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4/2/2015

Commission Reminds Georgians That April Is National Safe Digging Month

ATLANTA, April 2, 2015 – The Georgia Public Service Commission reminds all Georgians that April is National Safe Digging Month. The law requires anyone who plans to excavate where underground utilities are located to call 8-1-1 before they dig. The process is simple and can prevent major damage that can endanger and inconvenience our communities and cause economic disruption.

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3/17/2015

COMMISSION APPROVES SELECTION PROCESS FOR GEORGIA POWER COMPANY’S 2015 DISTRIBUTED GENERATION PROGRAM

ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 -- The Georgia Public Service Commission ("Commission") today took another step forward in bringing renewable energy resources to Georgia Power customers by its unanimous approval of 100 Megawatts (MW) of Distributed Generation (DG) as part of Georgia Power's 2015 Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Program. Distributed Generation refers to power generated on site, usually at a site where it will be used and interconnects to the utilities' distribution system therefore reducing the need to transport the power elsewhere. This DG program is part of a total of 525 MW of solar capacity that was approved in Georgia Power's 2013 Integrated Resource Plan

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2/19/2015

Commission Verifies and Approves Expenditures from the Eleventh Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report

ATLANTA, February 19, 2015—The Georgia Public Service Commission today unanimously approved Georgia Power Company's request to verify and approve the expenditures in the Eleventh Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report for the period between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014, in Docket Number 29849.

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2/4/2015

From the Office of Commissioner Tim Echols: Echols Presents Award for Innovation to Windstream Communications

ATLANTA – February 4, 2015 - Today, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols joined with executives from Eco-Cool to present Windstream Communications Georgia with a Green Initiative Award. The award recognizes Windstream for making significant energy efficiency gains and reducing their overall usage by installing Eco-Cool refrigerant catalyst in their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The chemical has a "Lipitor" effect in a heat pump or similar system.

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1/21/2015

Echols Hosts “Unholy Tour” to Highlight Human Trafficking in Atlanta

ATLANTA – January 21, 2015 - On Tuesday evening, January 20, 2015, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols assembled a group of legislators, elected officials and concerned citizens for what he called an "Unholy Tour." Echols, using a donated bus from Samson Trailways, took the group into areas of Atlanta where sex trafficking and prostitution is rampant.

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1/8/2015

WISE PICKED TO LEAD GAS COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS

ATLANTA, January 8, 2015 — The President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today appointed Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise as Chair of NARUC's Committee on Gas. NARUC President Commissioner Lisa Polak Edgar of Florida made the announcement today.

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